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Statue Lengola
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The stylized African art of the forest tribesCubic volumes and sharp angles make up this Lengola statue, whose characteristics are similar to Metoko sculptures. A flat-cut face, with its orbits with two large, lowered eyelids, ends in a geometric jaw at the end of which the mouth is just incised. The short arms, spread from the straight bust, are equipped with large digitized hands. The apron hips are extended with parallel tubular limbs on rounded feet. Cracks, beautiful satin patina and abraded. This male cult effigy comes from the Lengola , living near the Metoko in the center of the Congolese basin between the Lomami and Lualaba rivers, people of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a single God, rare monotheism in Africa. Their company, Bukota , welcoming both men and ...


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Statuette Lengola
African art > African Statues > Statuette Lengola

The stylized African art of the forest tribes
This little figure recalls the lega statuary. The face still offers red and white inlays around tubular pupils and an absent mouth. The bust is reduced to a grid flat above the rough arch of the legs. Glossy light brown patina.
The Lengola , are established near the Metoko in the center of the Congolese basin between the Lomami and Lualaba rivers, people of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a unique God, a monotheism rare in Africa. Their company, Bukota, welcoming both men and women, is the equivalent of the association Bwami Lega. Their sculptures, influenced by the neighbouring Mbole, Lega and Binja, played a role in initiation, funeral or circumcision ceremonies, and were then placed on the tomb of high-ranking ...


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Bukota Lengola Mask
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African art > African mask > Lengola Mask

This rather flat oval mask was part of a group held by high-ranking members of bukota's hierarchical society. With a thick vegetable fibre trim, it has similarities to the masks sculpted by the Lega. Its red ochre highlights and dotted lines applied to its surface differ.
This ritual mask comes from the Lengola who were originally from Uganda and live near the Metoko river in the centre of the Congolese basin between the Lomami and Lualaba rivers, the people of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a single God, a rare monotheism in Africa. In addition to the company Lilwa , their company, Bukota, welcoming both men and women, is the equivalent of the association Bwami of Lega. Their sculptures, subject to the influence of the neighbouring Mbole, Lega and Binja, played a ...


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